24km (15 miles) NW of Jerez de la Frontera
This port, though relatively unimportant today, lives on in nautical history. Columbus sailed from here on his historic third voyage to the New World in 1498. In 1519, Magellan set out from Sanlúcar to launch his circumnavigation of the globe.
At the mouth of the Río Guadalquivir, Sanlúcar borders the Cota de Doñana National Park and is a good base from which to explore this wilderness. There is a wide range of sandy beaches around the port, part of the Costa de la Luz, but many visitors come to visit the sherry bodegas. Along with Jerez de la Frontera and El Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar is the third section of the famous "Sherry Triangle."
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